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We are Sports University of the Year 2023!

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Date: September 2022

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Sport is at the core of Durham student life, and we pride ourselves on the huge range of sporting opportunities that are available for our students. From joining college teams  to competing at University level and beyond, we offer exceptional opportunities to get involved. Our alumni include Gabby Logan, Jonathan Edwards, Will Carling, Sophie Hosking and Caroline Atkins.  

Sports University of the Year badgeAt a glance

  • Top 3 BUCS table University since 2012
  • One of Britain’s largest student participation programmes in sport
  • Over 75% of our students engaged in sport and physical activity
  • £47 million invested in sporting facilities since 2012
  • Named first in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 for producing professional sports stars (141)
  • Multiple sporting scholarships per year
  • Our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences was ranked 2nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2023